Present at the Heartland Caregiving Conference

In-Person & Virtual | November 4, 2023

Photo: Daughter carrying mom

Sandwiched KC invites you to submit a presentation for the 2023 Heartland Caregiving Conference.

We are looking for presentations on topics like:

  • Self-care and wellness for family caregivers.
  • Navigating older adult and/or disability services, legal issues, and healthcare
  • Caregiving success strategies (ie: assisting with specific hands-on tasks like bathing, feeding, toileting; making home modifications; using technology, etc.)

Presentations should be no longer than 30 minutes with 10-15 minutes for questions.

Deadline to submit presentations: April 30, 2023

This is a conference for family caregivers. Presentations should be informative, interactive, and, most importantly,  useful to someone who is currently providing care to a loved one. We don’t want findings or research, we want people to come and share information that will help people survive caregiving. There will be no professional track at this event.

Please note: If you plan to stay for the entire day and you are not a sponsor or vendor, you must register. 

Also note: We do not have funding to pay breakout presenters. 


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Heartland Caregiving Conference Call for Presentations

Submit Your Presentation Proposal

The application period for submitting proposals has closed. If you submitted a presentation, we’ll notify you by May 31, 2023 if your presentation was accepted. 


or call (816) 472-9178.

Conference Agenda*




Light Breakfast



Opening Keynote: Proper Prior (Estate) Planning Prevents Poor Performance

Tina with Lighthouse Legal

Tina Parsley Hughes

Managing Attorney, Lighthouse Legal, LLC


Travel to Learning Sessions / Resource Shopping


Learning Sessions (Breakouts)

  • Inside MARC: Getting the Most from Your Area Agency on Aging
    Sarah Albin, Integrated Care Specialist III, MARC
  • Maintaining a Home for Aging in Place
    Rachel Ohlhausen, Director of Program Operations - Jewish Family Services of Greater Kansas City and Seroj Terian, Community Handystaff Lead - Jewish Family Services of Greater Kansas City
  • Pitfalls to Avoid in Paying for Nursing Home Care
    Tina Parsley Hughes, Managing Attorney - Lighthouse Legal, LLC


Resource Shopping (Vendor fair)



Ruby Jeans Juicery

Catered by Ruby Jean's Juicery


Travel to Learning Sessions / Resource Shopping


Learning Sessions (Breakouts)

  • Home Modifications and Resources You Should Know
    Dr. Brandy Archie, Founder, CEO - ASKSamie
  • Listen, Sing, Dance, and Play: Engaging in Music in Caregiving 
    Rachelle Morgan, Music therapist/Founder - Soundscaping Source
  • Power of Attorney or Guardianship, What Do I Need?
    Russell Fracassa, Managing Attorney - Paths Law Firm


Travel to Learning Sessions


Learning Sessions (Breakouts)

  • What in the World is A SNF? 
    Heather McCoy, Residential Outreach and Sales Coordinator - Saint Luke's Bishop Spencer Place
  • Caring for Caregivers in the Sandwich Generation
    Rachel Blankenship, Advanced Care Planning Facilitator and Bioethical Mediator - Rings of Care KC, Inc. and Nicole Staab, End of Life Doula and Advanced Planning Facilitator - Rings of Care KC, Inc.
  • Self-Love Chair Yoga for Caregivers
    Nancy Baum - CBD American Shaman


Resource Shopping & Networking
Rehydrate & Refuel with snacks and

Ruby Jeans Juicery

Juice Tasting from Ruby Jean's Juicery


Closing Keynote: Are you Thriving or Just Surviving?

Novella Perrin Ph.D.

Retired Professor of Gerontology, University of Central Missouri


Door Prizes!!!


*Just like life, time and activities subject to change

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